Bengali Bistro

In celebration and thanksgiving for All Hallows’ bright shiny new toilets (hurray!), we’re christening them with a curry night of delicious Bengali food on Friday 19th April (non-spicy option also available) and fundraising for our friends in La Concha, Nicaragua at the same time.

All Hallows has a long standing link with La Concha, a beautiful area of Nicaragua near the Masaya volcano. Many families there don’t have basic sanitation. Leeds Central America Solidarity group works with the Nicaraguan Community Movement to provide families with the materials for building a latrine and support to do so. Nicaragua has had a very tough time recently and as always, it’s the poorest who are hit hardest. Having adequate toilet facilities can literally be a matter of life and death – it’s not just important for the family themselves, but for the whole community.

Come and support our community cafe by having a delicious 3 course pay-as-you-feel dinner. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the latrines and the Rainbow Junktion cafe.

Vegan and gluten free options will be available but please let us know if you have any allergies.

Tickets are free to book and then you pay what you feel the evening was worth on the night. If you book and then can’t make it please cancel your ticket as these nights are usually fully booked.

Asylum Support Fundraiser Bistro 

Please join us on Friday 29th March 2019 from 20.00 at the Rainbow Junktion Cafe, All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP.The Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe will be hosting our 2nd fundraising dinner to support people seeking asylum.

Reserve your tickets here.

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We’ll be serving up a delicious 3-course vegan meal and an evening of entertainment, including compering from Leeds finest feminist comedian, Rosie Dent-Spargo and live music.

Tickets costs £15 [£10 unwaged/students]. A number of free places have also been reserved for local people seeking asylum from the event. Your money will go far, to very good causes. All proceeds will be split between Migrant Offshore Aid (approx 35%) Harmony choir (35%) to support their choir members seeking asylum), the church venue (15%; leaky roof) and the cafe (15%; which supports the Hyde Park community including people seeking asylum and cooks up delicious food waste).

Dessert will be served before 22.00, so if you need to dash off don’t worry, but you can also stick around to enjoy the night. The profits from the bar will also go to the fundraiser, but if you prefer you can BYOB.

This is a CASH ONLY event, so don’t forget to bring money on the night. (nearest cash machine is a 10 minute walk).

—For those cannot attend but would like to support—

Please consider donating to the raffle, all proceeds of which will go to the fundraiser. Suggested items are alcohol, confectionery, home decor etc, but anything will be very gratefully received. Please email glenjan@gmail.com if you have anything you would like to donate.

You can also donate money directly to the fundraiser by sending any amount through Paypal. We will use this to stock the bar, with all money made from drink sales + anything extra being redirected back into the fundraiser. Please send these donations to glenjan@gmail.com with a clear description, such as ‘Asylum Fundraiser’.

Thank you so much for whatever support you are able to give!

—-About the venue &supporters —-

Rainbow Junktion is a community cafe that intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into healthy, nutritious meals for anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis. The aims of the cafe continue to be to reduce food waste, feed hungry people and build community – http://rainbowjunktion.org.uk

Some members of Gay Abandon Community Choir will also be supporting the event.

—-Main recepients of the event—-

Migrant Offshore Aid – an international search and rescue (SAR) NGO designed to provide desperately-needed SAR services to people attempting dangerous sea crossings while fleeing violence, poverty and persecution. https://www.moas.eu/

Harmony Choir – a lively, cross-community choir that has grown into a vibrant, committed and friendly group, performing several times a year at local events across the city and beyond. https://harmonychoir.org.

Reserve your tickets here.